When the weekend rolls around it’s time to relax, grab a cold one, sit down with your squad, and catch up on some scuttlebutt. RT is here to provide you with some things that are worthy of talking about over a good pint with a few friends.
Written By: David Souza
It’s Not The Flavor, It’s the Texture…
One of the recent hot topics surrounding The Old Republic is that of the client’s rendering of graphics textures. While I understand the concern for those with high end machines—being such a user myself—I must say that the game’s visual appearance is already on the high-end of the spectrum for contemporary MMOs and I’m not sure I would consider this a priority over many other aspects to be addressed, all things considered. In any case, it IS of concern to many players and Stephen Reid chimed in with a highly detailed response which closes with the following assurances for the playerbase.
With that said, we’ve heard your feedback here loud and clear. The development team is exploring options to improve the fidelity of the game, particularly for those of you with high-spec PCs. It will be a significant piece of development work and it won’t be an overnight change, but we’re listening and we’re committed to reacting to your feedback.
For the full explanation of what’s going on check out this link.
Ask A Jedi How To Run a Guild
One of the more popular columns here on RT is our Command Decisions, which focuses on guilds and what it takes to keep them healthy and functional. This is an area that is at the heart of every MMO and is, in many ways, the most important aspect of the experience. When I see a great piece written about guilds I always sit there nodding my head and finding myself drawn in by the wisdom of the writer. Lady Republic over at AskAJedi has penned one of the best guild articles I’ve seen in a long time which will prove invaluable to any newcomers to the guild management scene. So get a cup of coffee and check it out here.
Doctors Party Too!
The awesome team over at TORWars managed to snagged some words with one of BioWare’s Dynamic Duo, Dr, Greg Zeschuk. In the piece he speaks about some of his gameplay experiences and offers some insight into the post-launch party mentality over at BioWare!
We had a really cool holiday party in December, but we are also looking at doing it up right early in 2012 with a SWTOR launch party. We joked about having two beers: one named the Light and the other the Dark, and yes, they would be light and dark styles (e.g. a Wit and a Stout, for example).
The problem with having a huge party right around launch is that a ton of people are still working a lot to support the recently live game so lots of people wouldn’t be able to participate. By waiting a couple months things settle (slightly) and get into a more regular cadence and we can really have a good time!
Take a few moments with the Doctor over a TORWars by hitting this awesome link.
A Child Of A Broken Home
An industry friend pointed me at an interesting article over at Behemoth Gaming. I have to say that personally I agree with about half of what was written and disagree with the other half, but it offers a great perspective on how some players are feeling about their transition for World of Warcraft to The Old Republic, and the author mentions many of his personal pros and cons about TOR. If you are so inclined to check it out give it a read here.
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